With a pro-transatlanticist back in the White House, the transatlantic alliance rejoices. But does the trasatlanticism of old belong in this new era? Observing the discussions from the 2021 Special Edition of the Munich Security Conference, it is clear that a new trasatlanticism is needed for the West to survive and flourish in a era of deepening multipolarity and growing international competition.
With rising diplomatic and political tensions in the Indo-Pacific, can the QUAD realistically function against the backdrop of Chinese regional hegemonic aggression?
Trump’s sanctions on the International Criminal Court only stressed a tendency that has always characterised the US approach towards the international criminal jurisdiction. Will anything change under Biden’s presidency?
Following the departure of Pres. Trump, will successor Pres. Biden change the tide of policy from environmental neglect to progress?
The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has shaken the regional and international political arena. Despite the blow to its nuclear program, it seems that Iran has gained the upper hand in a power struggle with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.
On November 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement to set up a naval base on the Red Sea coast in Sudan. Given the strategic geographical position of Sudan, Russia has more to gain than to lose.
President Trump recently decided to suspend US fundings to the World Health Organization, accusing the body of mismanaging the current COVID-19 crisis and being too China-centric. While the rivalry between Beijing and Washington dates back to the 1970s, today, the tension between the two superpowers could lead to a catastrophic response to the virus.
By Sonia Harim The Ukrainian plane that was shot down this 8th January 2020 just added more tension to an …